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Domina Hoffman in Nā Manu

Nā Manu, an adaptation of several moʻolelo about birds and their connection to Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian culture, will be onstage at Palikū Theatre, February 3–12. This engaging Hawaiian Youth Theatre production was written and directed by Moses Goods and performed by Windward Community College Theatre 260 alumni and community actors.

Manu (birds) have long been celebrated in song and dance throughout the islands of Hawaiʻi Nā Manu is a fun and engaging exploration of the stories that made birds so esteemed in Hawaiian culture drawing upon several traditional stories including Kapoʻi and Owl War, Maui’s attainment of the secret of fire from the Alae birds and Halulu, the giant man-eating bird of ancient times.

The cast includes Fenix Saavedra, Sorsha Scott-Holmes, Marissa Walker, Leleaʻe Kahalepuna-Wong, Austin Sunderman, Sarah Pfaltzgraph and Domina Hoffman.

Leleaʻe Kahalepuna-Wong and Austin Sunderman in Nā Manu

About the director

Moses Goods is a professional storyteller, writer and award-winning actor originally from Maui. He has traveled the globe performing to audiences in Germany, Canada, the Solomon Islands, New York and Washington, DC, to name a few. Currently, Goods performs in a one-man show that he also wrote and produced with Honolulu Theatre for Youth about the legendary surfer and swimmer Duke Kahanamoku.

Performance information

Dates and times

  • February 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • February 9 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • February 5 and 12 at 4 p.m.


  • $5 students/senior/military
  • $10 general

To purchase tickets visit or call (808) 235-7310 to charge by phone.
 Running time is 50 min.

—Read the Windward CC news release for more on Nā Manu

Fenix Saavedra in Nā Manu

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